KW Designs’ Fem7 Armor the Talk of WonderCon 2016

28 Mar

LunaticTrooperWCBy James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

WonderCon is wrapped-up and is now a footnote in the convention history books, but yet talk lingers on about some of the things seen and heard at the 2016 show. And part of that talk (a lot of it really) is the great new armor by KW Designs (KW) that had premiered last month at the Long Beach Comic Expo. Based off the New Order armor from Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens film, the Fem7, was designed specifically with females in mind. Women have worn the armor of the New Order’s predecessor before, although slightly altered. The Stormtroopers of the original Star Wars trilogy of films were male dominated and there was little room for women in their ranks. With the release of Star Wars VII just last year, to see a woman as a soldier in the New Order, let alone one ranked as high as Captain Phasma (played by Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones), girl power (as the Spice Girls used to promote) has finally come to the Dark Side. Even the baddies had to give in to equality some time.

WonderCon 2016

WonderCon 2016: Martha Quiroz, Sandy Burbano, Sarah Young, Brooke Mayhew Weir, Liz Perales, Ainsley Kelley Parks, & LeeAnna Vamp

 

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Long Beach Comic Expo 2016: Brooke Mayhew Weir

Source(s): Sal Perales, Kevin Weir, and Elizabeth Rage.

Photo Source(s): Kevin Weir.

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